JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars released quarterback Cody Kessler on Thursday, clearing the way for rookie Gardner Minshew to become Nick Foles' backup.
Unknown stars emerge for suddenly stingy Chiefs defense
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The two transactions that the Kansas City Chiefs made before the start of the season came with little fanfare, mostly because casual football fans probably had never heard of either of them.
Jordan Lucas was drafted in the sixth round out of Penn State by the Dolphins, and had spent most of his career on their practice squad.
Chiefs, Cowboys finalize swap of OL Ehinger for CB Ward
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs had been searching for help at cornerback and had a surplus of talented offensive lineman, while the Dallas Cowboys were in precisely the opposite situation.
AP source: Chiefs send Ehinger to Cowboys for Ward
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to trade offensive lineman Parker Ehinger to the Dallas Cowboys for cornerback Charvarius Ward, a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press.
The person spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity Thursday night, when both teams were playing their final preseason games, because the trade was not expected to become official until Friday.
That means the deal will be done before roster cuts are made on Saturday.
Chargers cornerback Hayward active for game vs Chiefs
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward is active for Los Angeles' crucial AFC West showdown Saturday night with the Kansas City Chiefs after a calf injury landed him on this week's injury report.
Hayward had been questionable for the matchup between 7-6 teams tied atop the division.
Chiefs defensive end Tamba Hali is active after missing practice with his chronically ailing knees, while linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis (quad) and safety Eric Murray (ankle) are also available.
Chiefs rule out 2 starting offensive linemen vs Texans
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs will be without center Mitch Morse and right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif when they face J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans' defensive front Sunday night.
Morse remains sidelined after spraining his foot last month against Philadelphia, while Duvernay-Tardif was ruled out Friday after spraining his left knee last Monday night against Washington.
Patriots’ Slater inactive for opener against Chiefs
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots special teams captain Matt Slater is inactive for the season opener against the Chiefs.
Slater has been battling a hamstring issue since the preseason and was limited with it again this week. Defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins and cornerback D.J. White lead a list of inactive Kansas City players.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson returned to training camp Thursday after missing two workouts with a tooth abscess, while a trio of cornerbacks had to leave practice early with various injuries.
Terrance Mitchell, who could start at cornerback alongside Marcus Peters, went to the locker room on a cart with a sore hamstring. Roster long shots J.R. Nelson left with a groin injury and Keith Baxter with a wrist injury.
Foles plays error-free as Chiefs top Jaguars 19-14
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nick Foles did exactly what the Kansas City Chiefs needed him to do against Jacksonville.
Namely, he didn't make any major mistakes.
Filling in for quarterback Alex Smith, who was out with a head injury, Foles threw for 187 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions on Sunday. That modest performance was all the stout Chiefs defense needed to hold on for a 19-14 victory , their fourth consecutive win.
Chiefs bring back running back Knile Davis after odd odyssey
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have brought back Knile Davis, completing a bizarre odyssey for the running back that began with a trade from Kansas City to Green Bay and included a fleeting moment with the New York Jets.
Defensive end David King was also promoted to the active roster Saturday, while Parker Ehinger was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury and fellow offensive lineman Jordan Devey was waived.
Chiefs’ Spencer Ware ruled out vs. Jaguars with concussion
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware has been ruled out of Sunday's game against Jacksonville with a concussion, though wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and defensive tackle Jaye Howard will be available.
Maclin returned to practice Friday after tweaking his hamstring earlier in the week, while Howard was back after dealing with a hip injury he suffered last weekend against Indianapolis.
Chiefs’ Smith ruled out, Charles undergoing surgery on knee
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid had just declared Alex Smith out with a head injury, announced Jamaal Charles was undergoing knee surgery and revealed that Spencer Ware had yet to pass a battery of concussion tests.
Then it started to rain.
It was a fitting soundtrack for a stunningly gloomy midweek briefing.
Chiefs down 2 offensive lineman, likely Charles vs Jets
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs will be without starting offensive lineman Parker Ehinger and backup Jah Reid, and likely without star running back Jamaal Charles for Sunday's game against the New York Jets.
Ehinger will miss his second straight game with a concussion. Reid is out with a knee injury.
Meanwhile, Charles was listed as doubtful for the Jets on Friday's injury report, and it is becoming increasingly likely that the four-time Pro Bowl player will not play before the Chiefs' bye.
Chiefs waive DL Nunez-Roches, elevate OL Devey to roster
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have waived defensive lineman Rakeem Nunez-Roches and elevated offensive lineman Jordan Devey from the practice squad for Sunday's game in Houston.
Kansas City needed depth along the offensive line after declaring their starting guards, Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff and Parker Ehinger, out for the Texans. Duvernay-Tardif is dealing with an ankle sprain and Ehinger is out with a concussion.
Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles doubtful for Week 2 at Houston
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is doubtful for Sunday's game at Houston as he continues to work his way back from surgery last season to repair the torn ACL in his right knee.
The Chiefs also will be without their two starting offensive guards against the Texans. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is out with an ankle sprain and rookie Parker Ehinger is out with a concussion.